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Posts Tagged ‘intersex equality’

Together We Fixed it: De-Pathologization Win in Nat’l Geographic!

What a great Christmas/Hanukkah gift to the intersex community to have our concerns listened to & addressed! As this National Geographic article discusses, their January “Gender Revolution” issue has prompted many questions, one of them initiated by our founding director Hida Viloria–who is quoted in the piece–as well as several other intersex activists and the…

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Intersex Bodily Autonomy & Self Determination Honored in S. African Case!

“Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said government recognises that being intersex is a sexual characteristic, and not a medical condition. Speaking at a conference when SA joined the global fight to stop genital surgery on intersex babies said she believed the practice to be harmful and should therefore be stopped.” This fantastic news, reported yesterday…

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“The Right to Legally Exist”: IAD 2016 Presentation

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:10 pm – 1:15 pm Jerome Greene Hall – Room 646 Columbia Law School 435 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027 The Intersex Campaign for Equality (aka OII-USA) and The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law are pleased to present: “The Right to Legally Exist: An IAD Talk with…

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Chinese Language Video about Intersex Issues in Hong Kong

We are continually impressed by the strength, determination and courage of our intersex activist colleagues abroad, who are educating people about the need for intersex human rights in countries where it is much harder to do so than it is the United States. One such colleague is Small Luk, a registered social worker, Chinese medicine…

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NY Times Covers OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym’s Historic Lawsuit!

“I defended the rights of this country. I believe I should be able to use a few of them.” — Dana Zzyym, Associate Director, OII-USA “It is nearly impossible to end discrimination against a group of people that doesn’t legally exist.” — OII-USA Founder and E.D. Hida Viloria We are deeply grateful and impressed by…

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OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym Sues U.S. State Department for the Right to be Legally Recognized as a Non-binary Intersex Person!

***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  *** Denver, CO, October 26, 2015. Today, Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, Lambda Legal filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym, for Zzyym’s right to have their gender accurately represented as neither male nor female on their passport. Zzyym, a disabled Navy…

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Viloria on intersex people & identity politics in The Advocate

  http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/14/op-ed-whats-name-intersex-and-identity  This latest essay by OII-USA Director Hida Viloria  — What’s in a Name: Intersex and Idenity – examines the history of the LGBTI community being pathologized, and how intersex people are still being impacted by this. Many thanks to The Advocate for helping raise awareness.

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Viloria’s Short Video Compilation of Interviews on Intersex Equality

OII-USA Director and OII Int’l Chairperson Hida Viloria shares a message of intersex pride, visibility & human rights in this 2 1/2 minute video compilation of some of her best television and film interviews. Please share to spread the message of acceptance and equality for intersex people. Watch Hida’s video on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/73314775

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March 7 2012 was an historic day for LGBT people at the United Nations Human Rights Council – now we need full and equal intersex inclusion

WE had hoped to comment on the proceedings of Wednesday March 7, 2012 a little sooner than now. We have been attempting to obtain a full transcript of the proceedings at the United Nations Human Rights Council discussion titled Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity but one was not forthcoming. Instead, ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans…

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